Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Average of 3 hours per week
11 x 2 hour classes (recordings provided) and 10 x 1 hour online seminars
This unit aims to develop a human rights perspective and appreciate the role of advocacy for people with a disability in upholding their rights and achieving inclusion.
The unit content includes:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Describe the historical background to the development of human rights.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO8: Global citizenship
Compare and contrast the different types of human rights.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-managementGLO8: Global citizenship
Argue the relationship between human rights instruments, societal perceptions and their impact on the lives of people.
Categorise the human rights instruments that address rights for people with disability.
Develop a personal professional practice plan that is based on a human rights approach.
Differentiate between individual systemic and self-advocacy approaches to disability policy.
Develop an advocacy strategy based on contemporary advocacy practices.
Write clearly and coherently.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HDS310 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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